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Eroica
2005-Nov-28, 10:53 AM
Continue the sequence:

A B E C F D H G ....

genebujold
2005-Nov-28, 05:17 PM
I J L N K M P O ....

One of the fallacies about patterns is there's only one logical sequence. Something like 4 2 5 3 6 would continue as 4 7 5 8 6 etc., but that's not the only conclusion, as the initial pattern may preclude repetition. We just don't know.

Eroica
2005-Nov-28, 05:31 PM
I J L N K M P O ....
Nope. :cry:

Titana
2005-Nov-28, 06:06 PM
Continue the sequence:

A B E C F D H G ....

I J M K N L P O ???????'

Titana.......

LurchGS
2005-Nov-28, 08:54 PM
L K

genebujold
2005-Nov-28, 11:59 PM
Nope. :cry:

There's more than one logical solution. Just because it's not the same one you happen to be thinking about doesn't make it wrong.

But if you really think you're that hot, solve this one:

AeDtGu

What are the next four letters?

sarongsong
2005-Nov-29, 12:21 AM
F G D H
(Eroica's back---Eroica's back!)

jfribrg
2005-Nov-29, 01:54 AM
Here's a fill in the blank one.

2 5 8 11 13 15 30 34 40 46 52 56 60 63 ____ 69

I don't know anyone who has ever gotten it. Therefore I will give a hint: The sequence is related to my location.

Dragon Star
2005-Nov-29, 02:01 AM
66? I think so anyways..didin't really over think it much...:think:

Joff
2005-Nov-29, 02:20 AM
:whistle: A B E C F D H* G :whistle: I don't think much of that tune....

* German Notation: H == B natural; B == B flat.

Taks
2005-Nov-29, 04:13 AM
One of the fallacies about patterns is there's only one logical sequence. Something like 4 2 5 3 6 would continue as 4 7 5 8 6 etc., but that's not the only conclusion, as the initial pattern may preclude repetition. many puzzle makers, including IQ testers, accept other logical answers to their patterns if the alternative is logically sound.

i haven't dug into either eroica's puzzle, nor genebujold's answer to check, so please don't think i'm making assumptions about either case i've mentioned above. i'm simply agreeing that more than one logical answer exists for some patterns.

maybe when i actually leave work i'll check... ugh.

taks

Eroica
2005-Nov-29, 12:57 PM
Continue the sequence:

A B E C F D H G .... No right answers yet. Here are a few more letters (which will no doubt rule out several "alternative" answers!):

A B E C F D H G I J K O

Eroica
2005-Nov-29, 01:08 PM
Here's a fill in the blank one.

2 5 8 11 13 15 30 34 40 46 52 56 60 63 ____ 69

I don't know anyone who has ever gotten it. Therefore I will give a hint: The sequence is related to my location.
Milbourne (I cheated! :o)

jfribrg
2005-Nov-29, 07:34 PM
Milbourne (I cheated! :o)
contrats!!!

how did you cheat?

genebujold
2005-Nov-30, 12:32 AM
From "Location: 40N 75W mag 4.1 sky at best"

jfribrg
2005-Nov-30, 04:25 AM
Here is another one. The 10 digits are ordered as follows:

8 5 4 9 1 7 6 3 2 0

what is the ordering rule?

Eroica
2005-Nov-30, 11:27 AM
Here is another one. The 10 digits are ordered as follows:

8 5 4 9 1 7 6 3 2 0

what is the ordering rule?
Alphabetical (Eight, Five, Four ... Zero).

Eroica
2005-Nov-30, 11:30 AM
Here are a few more letters:

A B E C F D H G I J K O L P M Q N

Fram
2005-Nov-30, 12:49 PM
Come on Eroica, only 9 more to go. You can do it!

Umm, sorry for that, I have absolutely no idea what the logic after that order is. I'm curious though...

01101001
2005-Nov-30, 04:14 PM
Here are a few more letters:

A B E C F D H G I J K O L P M Q N

R T S V U

Eroica
2005-Nov-30, 05:38 PM
R T S V U
:clap: Methinks you have it!

Eroica
2005-Dec-01, 06:03 PM
Continue the sequence:

A B E C F D H G .... Just in case anyone is still interested, here's the answer:

The sequence actually consists of two alternating sequences. The odd-numbered elements are the upper-case letters of the alphabet which are written using only straight strokes: A, E, F, H, I, K, L, M, N, T, V, W, X, Y, Z. The even-numbered elements are the letters that have round strokes: B, C, D, G, J, O, P, Q, R, S, U. :wall:

HenrikOlsen
2005-Dec-02, 05:51 PM
Here's a fill in the blank one.

2 5 8 11 13 15 30 34 40 46 52 56 60 63 ____ 69

I don't know anyone who has ever gotten it. Therefore I will give a hint: The sequence is related to my location.
I'm guessing it's something like the streets a subway line has stations on or a similar geographically defined sequence which have no mathematical pattern (other than growing).

Grey
2005-Dec-02, 07:16 PM
I'm guessing it's something like the streets a subway line has stations on or a similar geographically defined sequence which have no mathematical pattern (other than growing).Correct. But the amusing part is that while all the other stops are numbered streets (2nd, 5th, 8th, and so forth), the missing stop is Milbourne, not a number at all. (Eroica already got the right answer above, but the explanation of why it's the answer hadn't yet appeared).

farmerjumperdon
2005-Dec-02, 08:17 PM
Just in case anyone is still interested, here's the answer:

The sequence actually consists of two alternating sequences. The odd-numbered elements are the upper-case letters of the alphabet which are written using only straight strokes: A, E, F, H, I, K, L, M, N, T, V, W, X, Y, Z. The even-numbered elements are the letters that have round strokes: B, C, D, G, J, O, P, Q, R, S, U. :wall:

My eagle eye detects a slight curvature at the ends of the strokes in the V and W, and maybe even the X.

Joff
2005-Dec-03, 02:37 AM
the amusing part is that while all the other stops are numbered streets (2nd, 5th, 8th, and so forth), the missing stop is Milbourne, not a number at all. Nice map of the Philly subway here (http://homepage.mac.com/lpetrich/www/transit/PhillyCoreRail.gif)

Eroica
2005-Dec-03, 12:53 PM
My eagle eye detects a slight curvature at the ends of the strokes in the V and W, and maybe even the X.
It only works if your eyesight is as bad as mine! :)

Joff
2005-Dec-03, 10:22 PM
My eagle eye detects a slight curvature at the ends of the strokes in the V and W, and maybe even the X.
Although interestingly not in the italic typeface, n'est ce pas?